Detroit’s neighborhoods can expect further entrepreneurial growth as Detroit SOUP becomes a program of Build Institute, an idea activator and small business accelerator focused on grassroots community entrepreneurship. As a program of Build, SOUP participants and winners will have access to a larger network of support and resources to grow their ideas and launch businesses. 

“We’ve seen what Detroit SOUP can do for a community, not just in dollars raised, but in providing a community space for idea activation where neighbors support and invest in each other’s projects and feel empowered to create change in their communities,” said April Boyle, director of Build Institute. “Over the past seven years, SOUP has done so much for the community, and now we have the opportunity to offer more support to these community initiatives through the programs offered at Build Institute.” Read more about the transition in Daily Detroit.

Detroit SOUP founder, Amy Kaherl, will be stepping away from running Detroit SOUP's daily operations to focus on turning SOUP into a global organization. "I think it's going to be a global storytelling brand at the end of the day," she said. "That's my dream." Read more about where Amy is headed next in her interview with Crain's Detroit Business.
Next Citywide SOUP: October 15
Join us for a public potluck dinner! 
Pay a suggested donation of $5 and learn about creative projects happening in Detroit. Vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the dinner.

SOUP is a potluck style dinner. Bring some food to pass if you would like. It doesn't have to be crazy, but consider that there are 150-200 people who come to the dinner. Anything from soup, salad, dessert, to your favorite meal. Remember that you get 60 seconds to share about ANYTHING you are working on in the city. Let us know if you can bring something by signing up.

Jam Handy: 2900 E Grand Blvd

Doors at 5p
Proposals at 6p
Dinner around 7p
Winners announced before 8p

For updates and info, RSVP on Facebook.
Vend at Detroit SOUP
Build Bazaar is Build Institute's rotating pop-up marketplace celebrating emerging entrepreneurs. From artisanal candles and soap, to fresh baked goods and handmade wares, every event will feature an exciting and diverse range of local vendors. 

Apply to vend or join us October 15th at the Jam Handy to shop the bazaar and support the small business economy in Detroit!

Support Community Entrepreneurship

Since 2010, Detroit SOUP has raised more than $140,000 to support community projects through over 150 community dinners throughout the city. Help us continue creating opportunities for local projects, nonprofits, and businesses by making a donation to Detroit SOUP.
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